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January 30, 2015

Distinguished guests, I’m honored to be here today to speak about the fight against corruption, an issue that is increasingly vital in Central and Eastern Europe. Looking around the room, I see that we are a diverse group – civil society, government officials, journalists, judges, diplomats – and everyone cares deeply about combatting corruption. We also share profound concern about the people and the future of Macedonia, and are committed to working together in the fight against corruption.

In our interconnected world, the harmful impacts of corruption are global – it is a massive tax on the private sector, which in turn hinders poverty reduction and limits global growth. The World Bank estimates that people around the world pay more than $1 trillion in bribes every year. That’s right, a one with 12 zeroes behind it; a number which is difficult to comprehend. The European Commission recently found that corruption costs the European Union as a whole 120 billion euros every single year. That’s more than 10 times Macedonia’s GDP.

March 8, 2012

Skopje - Today USAID celebrated the 101st International Women’s Day by honoring the contribution of women project implementers and partners who have helped support USAID’s activities for economic growth, democratic modernization and educational reform in Macedonia.

March 6, 2012

Skopje - Today, the USAID Equal Access for Equal Opportunities project held a roundtable on “Assistive Technology Use in Mainstream Primary Schools:  Experiences and Practices.”  The roundtable, organized in cooperation with the Municipality of Vinica, brought together teachers, school directors, parents and representatives of education-focused NGOs to review the initial positive experiences of seven primary schools from Kumanovo, Lipkovo, Kriva Palanka, Sveti Nikole, Valandovo and Vinica, and the benefits teachers found in using assistive technology in their daily work wit

March 1, 2012

Skopje - Today in Stip, USAID launched its new Micro and Small Enterprises Project for the East Region.  The project supports the growth of entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises through exchange of experience, consultancy, export support and investments. 

March 1, 2012

Skopje - Today at the “Goce Delchev” library in Štip, USAID opened a traveling photo exhibition, entitled USAID – Changing Lives, in celebration of USAID’s 50th anniversary globally and its 18th year as Macedonia’s partner in development.  To mark the occasion, 18 photographs were selected for exhibition through a contest on the USAID Macedonia Facebook page during December, 2011.

February 28, 2012

Skopje - To help agribusiness companies increase their competitiveness and sales, the Macedonian Association of Processors (MAP) has developed an interactive web portal, www.map.org.mk, for participants of the processed vegetables value chain, with support from the USAID AgBiz Program.  The portal offers easy access to market information, joint presentation and bidding, which will improve competitiveness and open new market opportunities. 

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